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Study at Duquesne University

Duquesne University, a private college in Pittsburgh, was established in October 1878. The college is situated on a 48 acre hilltop campus in Bluff neighborhood in Pittsburgh, and offers degree programs at doctoral, masters and professional levels. The university offers Enrolment to over 10, 000 graduate and undergraduate students, and has associate campuses in Rome and Harrisburgh.

Duquesne University's sports mascot is the Dukes. Notable alumni include sports personalities Chip Ganassi, Leigh Bodden, Cumberland Posey, Mike James and Chuck Cooper and the famous reporter and writer for ESPN, Terry McGovern.

Profile of Duquesne University

The campus of Duquesne is in Pittsburgh, PA, which is a large city. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Duquesne is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Duquesne is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The school is known for its programs in music.

Duquesne Selectivity

Admission at Duquesne is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 510 and 610.

Faculty

Duquesne has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Duquesne had 10, 296 students enrolled (9, 231 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Duquesne offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic 10 Conference and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Duquesne Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management450business management, marketing, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing studies, logistics, international business, . . .
Education and Teaching435elementary school teaching, school Counselling, educational admin and supervision, secondary teaching, music teaching, social studies teaching, instructional media design, special ed, . . .
Liberal Arts335liberal arts and sciences, liberal arts and humanities, history, English, political science, sociology, speech and rhetoric, international relations, . . .
Law185law
Science166biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, pharmacology and toxicology, chemistry courses
Medicine161pharmacy, medical preparatory, pharmaceutics and drug design, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacy administration, gerontology, pre-med, industrial pharmacy and cosmetic sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine158registered nursing, various nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing administration, clinical nurse specialist, mental health nursing
Therapy and Counselling149psychology, physical therapy, child psychology, school psychology, clinical psychology, medical ethids, music therapy
Media120communication studies, public relations and advertising, journalism, public relations, broadcast journalism
Medical Support and Technology85physician assistant, speech pathology
Religion and Philosophy59theology, philosophy, pastoral Counselling, religious education, religious music
Computer Science and Engineering56web design, computer science, webmastering
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy51occupational therapy, athletic trainer, rehabilitation
Music49music performance, various music studies, music theory and composition
Security and Law Enforcement41forensic science, criminal justice and safety
Medical administration28health care administration
Conservation and Resource Management20environmental science
Mathematics20mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Family and Social Work11public policy analysis
Fine Arts10art history and criticism, fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts3drama

Contact: Duquesne

Duquesne University

Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15282

General Phone: (412) 396-6000

http://www.duq.edu

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